Workplace gender equality

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YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

The prestigious citations are awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency to organisations that are at the forefront of the momentum for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces.


Under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (the Act), organisations must provide annual public reports detailing how they meet requirements under the Act.

In May 2019, YWCA Canberra lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Based on that report, we have been awarded our sixth consecutive citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

Employees and members are welcome to provide comments on the report to our Human Resources team.

More information on the citation reporting process is available at

Media releases


25 February 2020: YWCA Canberra continues to be recognised as an employer of choice

25 February 2019: YWCA Canberra named employer of choice for fifth consecutive year

21 February 2018: YWCA Canberra named employer of choice for fourth consecutive year

8 December 2016: YWCA Canberra named employer of choice for third consecutive year

5 November 2015: YWCA Canberra leading the way for employers on gender equality 

12 November 2014: YWCA Canberra an employer of choice for gender equality